NAS Patuxent River gate

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – NAS Patuxent River will adjust its gate hours beginning Feb. 1, 2023.  

Pax River’s new gate hours are: 

Gate 1 – Open 24/7 

Gate 2 – Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Gate 3 – Open 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

NAS Patuxent River will also lay spike strips on Cuddihy Road just beyond its intersection with Cedar Point Road at Gate 2 during morning rush hour beginning Feb. 1. 

“This is an increased security measure to prevent unauthorized access to the base,” said Lt. Charles Whittenton, NAS Patuxent River Security Officer. “The spikes will be marked by a barrier of cones during the morning rush; if you drive over the cones, you’ll hit the spikes.” 

Drivers are reminded that Gate 2’s sentries check IDs at the tension material-covered shelter just beyond the gate during morning rush hour (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) to provide greater traffic flow into base during those hours, and that drivers should not proceed onto base without having their IDs checked by a sentry. 

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  1. Gate 3 and its users are used like a pawn…again. Every 6 months this joker decides to mess with people to remind them who’s in charge. It’ll force many more vehicles to use roads in the more congested areas of the base to get to gates 1&2 at the end of the day which doesn’t sound like a better situation.

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